new Delhi: Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar And Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s ‘Lunch Diplomacy’ on Wednesday melted the snow between farmer leaders and the government’s relations. This is the reason that so far this meeting was quite different from the five meetings that proved to be inconclusive in Vigyan Bhawan. In the sixth round meeting held in a positive atmosphere, the two sides resolved 50 percent of the issues. The way the meeting between the farmers and the government was seen through the meeting held on Wednesday, now Peasant movement There are chances of solving. Farmer leaders are also hopeful that the way the government on Wednesday agreed to the demands like keeping farmers out of the purview of stubble burning and continuation of electricity subsidy, in the same way, the meeting on January 4 will also be positive. The agenda for the January 4 meeting has been set. This meeting is to be held on two issues like the three agricultural laws and the guarantee of MSP.
When lunch break broke two hours after the sixth round meeting at Vigyan Bhavan on Wednesday at 2.30 pm, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of State Som Prakash reached between the farmers leaders, where he was the anchor. Were preparing to eat food. Farmer leaders from the last two meetings had started the process of eating langar food from the gurudwara, rejecting the government lunch. Arriving among the peasant leaders, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “O Paji .. you are eating alone?” On this, the farmer leader said- ‘No- No, .. put a plate for you?’ What was it then that the three ministers of the Modi government also took a plate in their hands and started queuing up to eat langar.
Talk made during lunch and tea break
What could not be seen from the presentation of the officers in the meeting of Vigyan Bhavan was made in an informal conversation between ministers and peasant leaders during lunch and tea break. Lunching with ministers and then later having tea break together also gave a positive message among the farmer leaders. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar also agreed to continue the power subsidy, along with withdrawal of provisions for action against farmers for burning stubble in the ordinance brought to prevent air pollution in Delhi-NCR during lunch and tea break. At the same time, he tried to find a middle way by asking the farmer leaders to form a committee on MSP and all three agricultural laws.
According to sources, this softening in the government’s attitude was liked by the farmer leaders, which led the farmer leaders to happily approve the meeting on January 4 on agriculture law and MSP after resolving the stubble and power related issues. .
What do farmer leaders say?
Farmer leader Shivkumar Kakka said, “A total of four issues arose in today’s meeting, out of which the government has agreed to two demands from farmers. Now agriculture laws and MSP are to be discussed further. Now there is a lot of hope from the meeting of January 4. . ” Rakesh Tikait, national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said that the government has come on line. The conversation took place today in a good environment. Only two more issues remain after two issues are resolved. The issue of agricultural laws and MSP is also expected to be resolved in the January 4 meeting.
Harpal Singh Bellary of the Bharatiya Kisan Union said, “The government has agreed to issue the order, agreeing on two issues related to electricity and stubble. The repeal of the three laws and the guarantee of the MSP has not been done yet.” Now these two issues will be discussed in the January 4 meeting. “